RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer has been specially brewed in celebration of the old world tradition of porters and European Winter warmers. The addition of pure cocoa powder and honey to each barrel of this unique offering, enhances a winter season filled with warm friendships and good times.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Pours an opaque brown-black with practically no head and minimal lacing and retention. Restrained aroma, but milk chocolate most prominent with roasted malts following behind. If the aroma is subtle, the taste is not. This beer is very flavorful with a roasted malts mingling with chocolate flavors. Problem is that this is all wrong. It’s as if someone took a perfectly fine porter and put cocoa in it it. It simply tastes artificial. Mouthfeel is okay.

BeerRenter76 (1054) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 12/17/08. Let me start with the aroma, at first it was a pleasant cocoa, and i thought about rating it an 8 but as it warmed it took on an earthy smell which i normally like but this was reminding me of manure you buy for gardening. which is a 2 so I gave it a 4. At first i really liked it but the more i drank the more that nasty aroma took my attention away from the average flavor. I am glad i got a single and not a sixer.

FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 2, 2017
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Sodium ethanoate aroma, some potato starch. What I’m trying to say is "salt and vinegar crisps". Taste is sweet liquid toffee, very bland. Slickish palate, a bit flat and dead. No porter detected, not sure there’s much beer at all. Poor brew.

Tide (4565) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle from Alko. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, a bit of chocolate, vanilla and bread. Very weak body, especially for the ABV. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, bread and a bit of chocolate. Drinkable brew.

Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Clear dark brown to black, beige frothy head is short. Dry and malty first, ash, cocoa, coffee, mocca, chocolate. Medium body, round, dry, same elements, bit tobacco, medium long finish. Quite ok, tasty.

JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a dark brown to black with a beige head of foam. Aroma has horehound, toffee, nuts, molasses, and ash. Fairly sweet beer overall. Seems like there are a lot of additions to this beer. Medium body and medium carbonation.

mice (1098) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Clear, dark brown, small head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, some cocoa and honey. Taste is chocolate, hints of honey. A bit watery, also no roasted.

Punkero (476) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Dark sweet. Espresso. Farm. Gentle. Some coco and probably vanilla. Long sweetlicious aftertaste. Sadly watery. Old batch though.

beer_rookie (706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 11, 2016
12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a ruby color, maybe it’s mahogany, dark brown perhaps. But you can see light through it. About one finger khaki head. Little retention, some lacing.

Aroma is cocoa. Dark, rich cocoa. It’s almost chocolate cake sweet and rich smelling. Smells very nice. I also smell some honey. Not much else.

Taste is chocolate. I taste some coffee, but it’s deep in there. It’s sweet. It has to be to overcome that cocoa flavor..

Mouthfeel is medium light. Not a lot of body. Very smooth and creamy. Slightly bitter deep in the finish from the cocoa. Reasonably drinkable, no alcohol taste to be found.

Overall, it’s okay. There are far better porters out there. This one could be the best cocoa porter though, I dunno. If it had more body, it would be much better. Still not bad. Would I drink it again, yes, I would. I might recommend it as a dessert porter, because it is so sweet and chocolatey. Can you imagine pouring this over chocolate cake? Mmmmm....

Toomio (612) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Laimeanlainen. Kookosta vähän maistan mutta ei tämä erikoinen ole. Mitäänsanomaton.

rondphoto (4508) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2016
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Aroma of toasted malt. Opaque black color, 1" tan head, bands of lace. Taste is sweet malt that adds mild fizz on the swallow, turning from there to what seem like cocoa hops in the finish. All the parts don’t make a harminic whole, with much seeming to be awkwardly place. The good parts are there - they just don’t go together very well.

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